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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 7:56 AM

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Posted by BigJim on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 3:20 PM

Yes, they do let 'em roll over there. If I am not very much mistaken, I think that before British Rail will let them out on the main lines, the engines will have to be able to maintain a high rate of speed in order to not delay trains in regular service.

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Posted by BigJim on Friday, September 24, 2021 9:32 PM

Rollin' baby!!!

 

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Posted by NP Eddie on Friday, September 24, 2021 11:19 PM

"Men of the Footplate" is a short pre-war film about a new engine wiper who becomes a fireman. Very informative movie.

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Posted by TheFlyingScotsman on Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:46 PM

If you like then rolling along here's a documentary about a built from scratch over a 20 or so year period, think it was finished about 10 yeras ago, LNER 4-6-2 Tornado being allowed to go to 100mph. This was a test to see if the limit of 75mph (larger drivers) could be raised to 90mph to allow them to fit into the modern railway system scheduling more easily.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qObsJT6DvQ4

 

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Posted by Backshop on Saturday, September 25, 2021 7:41 PM

I saw the Tornado in the passenger station shed at York when my wife and I were taking the train from London to Edinburgh about 10 years ago.  Later on in the trip, up near the Scottish border, we saw another Tornado, but this one was owned by the RAF and was doing low level training. All in all, a very good day.

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Posted by BigJim on Sunday, September 26, 2021 6:52 PM

Why the deletion Flintlock76?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, September 27, 2021 11:57 AM

I was asked to.  Can't say any more except I'm not in trouble over it. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, September 30, 2021 7:22 PM

BigJim
Rollin' baby!!!

 

Engineer certainly liked wheel slip.

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